The Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Registry, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and Association of Climate Change Officers have announced a new national awards program for climate leadership, to serve as a legacy for the EPA's now-defunct Climate Leaders program.
The awards program is designed to recognize exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change. The first awards ceremony will be held in early 2012.
There are several categories in the new awards, including Supply Chain Leadership. It recognizes companies that have their own comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories and emissions reduction goals and can demonstrate that they are at the leading edge of managing carbon in their supply chain.
Climate Leaders was an EPA partnership with industry, started in 2002, and designed to help companies develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Firms committed to aggressive reduction goals and reported their annual progress to the EPA. Last September the EPA announced that the program would phase down its services over 2011.
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